Tanisha Happner, the owner of The Mill Bakery, has business in her blood, with her parents being the long-time owners of Lac La Biche’s The Stitchin’ Man. And while she was immersed in a business culture very early in life, she also spent a good deal of time with her grandmother, learning and honing her baking skills.
Tanisha’s passion for baking and her grandmother’s influence led her to Calgary to study Baking and Pastry Arts at SAIT. This 2-year program offers students the opportunity to learn from a variety of world-class chefs.
After completing the program, she worked in Plamondon at Café Caché for six months before going back to school to study event management at NAIT. With all this training, Tanisha’s father asked if she had any plans for starting a business and suggested that she start a food truck. And with that, in nine short months, The Mill Bakery food truck was on the road by the spring of 2018, with a home base next door to the Stitchin’ Man.
It didn’t take long for The Mill Bakery to be a success. As a long-time resident of Lac La Biche, she quickly developed a loyal client base, offering different types of sourdough, artisan bread, hand-rolled pretzels, and a fresh cup of coffee.
The Mill Bakery also provides catering services for weddings and special occasions, providing guests with a unique comfort-food experience throughout the day.
Happner frequently moves The Mill Bakery to Edmonton in the winter, offering gourmet goodies to the Edmonton Christmas Market and Fort Edmonton Park. While the truck is usually located at its home base on Main Street, watch for it at various locations throughout the LLB region, including Home Hardware, the Bold Centre, or local events.
For more information about The Mill Bakery or if you would like The Mill Bakery to be at your event, contact Tanisha at 780-404-7940 or visit www.themillbakery.ca